Find a file

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Nermal, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #1
    I'm trying to find a file on my system, but it's in one of the hidden directories (bin, dev, var...). How do I do a search? There must be a Terminal command I can use or something.
     
  2. kettle macrumors 65816

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    #2
    lazy bones method

    I use RBrowserLite (freeware) type "cd " in a new terminal and then drag the hidden folder I want onto the same window, hit return, then I type ls return.:)

    It's a really good FTP app aswell.:)
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    In the Find File box, add new criteria, select "visibility is: visible or invisible", I think that will find files within invisible folders as well.

    paul
     
  4. Nermal thread starter Moderator

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    #4
    Great, found it :)

    I didn't even know there was a Find box, I've always been using the one in the toolbar!
     

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